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Salt Lake County, UT Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Stability, decent benefits, good sick and vacation policies (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, professional development is encouraged (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management in certain departments are waiting out for retirement and no room for growth in the organization (in 4 reviews)

  • No people are of my age (I am in college currently), so it gets pretty boring sitting in an office all day with no one to talk to (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Mostly Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - GIS Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, professional development is encouraged.

    Cons

    No paid lunch, so you essentially have 9-hour workday

    Advice to Management

    Lead by doing, there's nothing more annoying than a manager who is incapable of performing the tasks they expect their employees to complete.


  2. "Great team to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ArtTix Seller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - ArtTix Seller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - It's a family of misfits
    - You get to split your time between great opportunities to improve customer service skills and plenty of time to do your homework
    - Flexible schedule

    Cons

    - Very low pay
    - No benefits

    Advice to Management

    For all employees, but especially sellers, attendance to at least one performance per month should be part of continuing mandatory training. Otherwise, you have have a team of vegetarians working in your deli.


  3. "Family therapist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Salt Lake, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous flexibility, opportunity to create, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Schedule difficult if you have school-aged children at home, low accountability culture.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance accountability to increase employee performance and culture of excellence.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Passionate People who work hard"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Business Analyst/Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Salt Lake County, UT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    A bit of a lack of diversity in the employees themselves but many divisions do a lot of good for diverse populations

    Cons

    Less red tape than you would think but it is there for sure.
    Super political at the division director and up level

    Advice to Management

    Dont be afraid to write that action plan and fire the dead weight.


  6. "Front Desk Associate"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have a set schedule. It may be different times each day but they are the same each week.
    Most of the customers are great to work with!

    Cons

    It's considered a "temporary job" .
    County will not upgrade Marv Jenson Rec at all and customers complain.
    South Jordan Mayor wants Marv Jenson shut down. Many customers have came in thinking that we are closing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Salt Lake County Health Department WIC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - OFFICE SPECIALIST in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going, benefits, you can feel that you're making a difference in the community.

    Cons

    Teamwork there is a lot of CYA and some folks have been there to long they have lost their passion for the job. The pay is not great, communication is lost amongst team members and sometimes supervisors. Although it's easy going it's also repetitive. Clients may treat you like garbage at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members and do something about the concerns. Follow through with your decisions, additional training can and should be required on how to talk to staff to cooperate and be apart of the team. Some feel that because they have been there far too long they fan do whatever they want.


  8. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Recreation Program Manager in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Recreation Program Manager in Murray, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, and working with recreation is always fun.

    Cons

    The organization is to big for it's own good. No decisions or plans are ever made.

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions. To many ideas never get executed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Salt Lake County Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Programmer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Programmer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    friendly people, great users, great workout facility that can be used all day only closed at night.

    Cons

    lower than average pay. will always be behind market on this.

    Advice to Management

    you should take a more humanistic approach to dealing with people be more proactive to making sure your people get paid enough money. Not a great environment for mainframe people (projected to go away in next 2 to 8 years). A little better for open systems people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in South Salt Lake, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in South Salt Lake, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salt Lake County, UT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable work. Salt Lake County employs many good people to work with. They have robust policy to help make the work environment safe and secure.

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between. You may not get and interview for a position you apply for, even if you are minimally qualified, because they do not give any points for being a current employee. C

    Advice to Management

    Work on succession planning and promote more from within. Also, it is helpful to have on the job training, but because of the hiring practices, that is often not possible.


  11. "Salt Lake County"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stability, decent benefits, good sick and vacation policies.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not a lot of focus on employees


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